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>> mitchell: tonight, aftermath of terror. norwegian officials compare the oslo bomb to the one in oklahoma city. jeff glor looks at the suspect's rampage. 10 days to go in the debt ceiling debate. bill plante tracks the standoff between the white house and congress. the heat goes on. our elaine quijano takes the temperature of the sweltering northeast. ♪ made me go to rehab ♪. >> mitchell: in and london singer amy winehouse is found dead at home at the age of twech. anthony mason hooks back at the life and career scarred by drug abuse. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell.
>> mitchell: and good evening. the death toll is now at least 92 from yesterday's twin attacks in norway. tensions remain high in oslo as residents still try to understand what happened and why. tonight, police are continuing to question the suspect in the attacks, 32-year-old anders behring breivik, a norwegian. national correspondent jeff glor is in oslo with the latest. >> reporter: the gunman seen from overhead in the middle of his rampage. posing as a police officer, witnesses say he lured a large group together, telling them he was there to perform a routine terror check. then the firing. a sustained assault that misnow say half thed for 90 minutes. campers, 600 of them, a youth meeting of norway's labor party, went any way they could-- some into the woods, others hit the water. >> just started swimming. >> reporter: you started swimming? he was shooting. you were in the water at the time. >> yeah, i saw many dead standing on the beach and, like, aiming for me and shooting but
he didn't hit me luckily. >> reporter: nearby today, the wounded recover, >> reporter: nearby today, the wounded recover, including adrian pracon who played dead to stay alive. he was hit in the shoulder. >> i was lying perfectly still and someone fell down i hid behind a person. i could hear him breathe and i could hear his boots when he was walking close by. ( screaming ) >> reporter: tragically the firepower that accused shooter anders behring breivik had and the time he was given to attack left a staggering number dead. some victims were as young as taken. some victims were as young as 16. when police got to lake they say breivik surrendered immediately after they asked. finally, he fired no more shots. but the campground massacre was only part of the plan. the explosion that rocked downtown oslo 60 miles south went off 90 minutes before the island attack. government buildings were the main target, though storefront windows hundreds of yards away
were blown out as well. seven died, a death toll that would have been higher had many workers not already taken off for the weekend. according to records from a fertilizer supply company. last week, he opened a twitter account, ominously posting just one quote, "one person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests. tonight, norway remains stunned. >> the combination of the bomb explosion here with the shooting at the youth camp, the labor party, that makes this really, really a serious attack. >> reporter: the prime minister and royal family visited grieving relatives. flags flew at half-staff. the army patrolled the streets in a city that just endured its worst peace time attack in history.
breivik is in custody here in oslo tonight, and police say he has been talking, at least a bit. his lawyer said tonight that breivik believed his actions were "atrocious" but also necessary. >> mitchell: at this point do we know anything about breivik's motive? >> reporter: police have not commented specifically on motives but he posted a series of angry messages online criticizing norway's ruling liberal labor party and today the conservative party confirmed breivik was a member of their youth party from 1999-2004. >> mitchell: jeff glor, from oslo, norway, thank you. here at home, another white house meeting this morning failed to break the deadlock on raising the national debt ceiling with that deadline just days away, leaders from both sides worked to craft a solution when they weren't pointing fingers. >> reporter: the faces of the
president and congressional leaders said it all. they spent an hour today trying to pick up the pieces after talks collapsed. with a grand bargain to cut spending and reform the tax code off the table for now, the focus was on finding a way to prevent the government from faulting and financial markets from panicking. with congress now scrambling to come up with a solution, the president asked for progress reports throughout the weekend. after house speaker john boehner pulled out of the talks, an angry president obama complained that he'd been left at the altar. >> one of the questions the republican party is going to have to ask itself is can they say yes to anything? >> reporter: boehner, just as irritated, accused the president of bad faith. >> the white house moved the goalpost. there was an agreement on some additional revenues. >> reporter: white house senior officials say the talks broke down over three issues:
in a statement following today's meeting, the white house called on congress to refrain from playing reckless political games with our economy and emphasized the president's strong opposition to a short-term extension to the debt ceiling saying, "it would be irresponsible to put our country and economy at risk again in just a few short months." >> the only bottom line that i have is that we have to extend this debt ceiling through the next election into 2013. >> reporter: and that election, of course, is very much on everybody's mind. the speaker's office shot right back saying it would be too bad if the president vetoed a short- term increase in the debt ceiling just because it was an inconvenient timing for his reelection campaign. russ. >> mitchell: bill plante at the
white house, thanks a lot. for their part, democratic leaders in the house and senate have been drawing their own lines in the sand this saturday. for more on what's happening on the hill we are joined by congressional correspondent nancy cordes. nancy, the talks have moved from the white house to capitol hill. what's going on there? >> reporter: well, this evening, russ, the four top congressional leaders met at the speaker's office for a little under an hour. the speaker has told his republican members that he wants to be able to get back with them from a framework of a deal that they can listen to within the next 24 hours. we're told by sources that the goal here is about three trillion to $4 trillion worth the defense savings but it's very difficult to see how they get there without comprehensive tax reform. that was a central feature of the deal the speaker was working on with the president but we're told it may not number on table in these talks if only because it's such a political land mine. >> mitchell: it was only 24 hours ago that speaker boehner
said he was walking away from the talks but he was back at the white house today. >> reporter: i think partly it's because when the president says i want you to come down to the white house that's very little you can do. you have to go. in what the speaker is trying to do is deny the president a victory here if he can heading into the 2012 presidential elections. if he can say in the end he worked this out with congressional leaders instead of with the president then he can try to deny the president any victory claiming he was able to bring the deficit down by trillions of dollars. >> mitchell: nancy cordes on capitol hill, thanks. it has been another scorcher in much of the country with several cities once again hitting record highs. for example, it hit 105 degrees in joplin, missouri. also, trenton, new jersey, and austin, texas, both had highs of 104. elaine quijano is live here in steamy new york city with the very latest. elaine, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, russ. here in new york city, the high in central park reached 100 degrees, and across much of the country, millions of americans
are wilting under intense heat. saturday brought no relief from the relentless heat. >> you can hardly breathe out there. it's very tough. >> this is the hottest day of my life. believe me. it is. >> reporter: some new york city residents took advantage of city cooling centers. as sidewalks outside sizzled like this one at 147 degrees. >> we're getting heated from above and below and all around. >> reporter: columbia university climate researcher stuart gaffin said cities tend to hold on to heat making people more vulnerable and miserable. even in the shade, the sidewalk was still 107 degrees. >> it takes a long time for concrete and granite and buildings to cool off. >> reporter: it basically means cities like this don't get any relief at night or much relief at night. across the country, heat advisories have been posted in 27 states. but not everyone's complaining. ice deliveryman john natuzzi
said he prays for hot days like this. >> we need this weather to keep us afloat. you know, basically, if we don't have a good summer it's going to be a very long winter for us. >> reporter: and in northern virginia, where the mercury hit 100 degrees, the extreme heat didn't stop this civil war reenactment, men wearing wool uniforms marking the 150th anniversary of the battle of bull run. >> your body after a while in the wool kind of gets a little acclimated to the heat. >> reporter: forecasters say tomorrow will be slightly cooler in some parts of the country, including the mid-atlantic and the northeast thanks to a blast of cool air from canada. but, russ, forecasters also say that dome of heat that enveloped much of the country this week could return by the end of next week. >> mitchell: elaine quijano in perhaps the hottest spot in new york city, the roof of the cbs broadcast center. thank you so much. still to come on tonight's "cbs
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thrilling about her. >> reporter: to music critics like "rolling stone's" brian hiatt. >> it seemed like a legend in the making. >> reporter: from her first and biggest hit it was clear winehouse also had a talent for self-destruction ♪ they try to make me go to rehab, i say no, no, no ♪ . >> reporter: the anti-recovery anthem made this daughterave taxi driver and pharmacist an international star. in 2008 she became the first british woman to bring home five grammies in a single night. >> the grammy goes to amy winehouse. >> reporter: winning record of the year, song of the year, and best new artist. but the demons were already catching up to the diva as her popularity soared, her weight plummeted. drinking and drug problems made her concert appearances increasingly erratic. just this past june, when winehouse kicked off a european tour in belgrade, she seemed lost, unable to remember her own
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>> mitchell: and finally this evening, for many part-time singers who perform at night, it's the advice they hear over and over again-- don't quit your day job. and it's advice one young man in chicago is heeding, at least for now. and that's tonight's "weekend journal." a talented lawyer with a dual-track practice. david kelly is every bit the up-and-coming attorney at his high-powered chicago law firm. he's on the partner track, which means 60-plus-hour weeks, in meetings. >> the sellers ultimately are quieting $70 million. >> reporter: and big-money negotiations. his bosses are big fans.
>> he's so good that i find it very difficult to get him to work for some of my assignments because he's so much in demand. >> mitchell: exactly what you'd expect, accep except-- tha whole other david kelly. long before he was david kelly esquire, he was capital-d., m.c. rap is your night job. >> right. >> mitchell: lawyer, rapper. >> right. >> mitchell: it doesn't add up, right, most people are going to tell that you? >> right ♪ all i want is all i need is all i am because it's all in me ♪ . >> mitchell: he's made 8 albums. his latest "polymath" came out late last year to critical
acclaim but little fan fair. music critic greg kot just can't understand. >> i think he's incredibly underrated. as they say in the hip-hop world he's been slapped up. people do not know this guy exists and it's a crime. >> no gimmick, no look no image, no hook. >> mitchell: he sees the similarities, not the differences, in law and music. >> my love for hip-hop is because i love to write. my skill asab attorney is because i'm a good writer. >> reporter: the title of his latest album speaks volumes abouts creator. polymath is greek for someone who is expert in many different subjects ♪ the scene don't get me everywhere i been i bring me with me ♪ . >> mitchell: in a record company came in here tomorrow and offered you a boat load of men and said we'll make you the next big star, would you quit
the law firm? >> boat load of money. >> reporter: boat load? >> truckload or boat load. >> mitchell: a lot of money. >> possibly. if it was something i could legitimately live on and my family didn't have to suffer, then possibly. peace, y'all, i'm capital d. >> mitchell: david kelly's work overlaps with the world of sports. he provided legal counsel to a number of professional teams including his hometown chicago bulls and the chicago white sox. and that is the cbs evening news. later on cbs, "48 hours mystery." thanks for join us this saturday evening. i'm russ mitchell, cbs news in new york, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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